Trivial Impact? An Update on Wegman

As you may recall, in January 2011, the Seventh Circuit decided R.C. Wegman Constr. Co. v. Admiral Ins. Co., 629 F.3d 724.  Here are a couple of updates on Wegman‘s impact:

First, the Indiana Litigator published my article, “Non-Trivial” Pursuit: New Seventh Circuit Opinion Raises Concerns for Insurers, in its Summer 2011 edition. Here’s a copy (the article starts on page 7). Now that I think about it, that’s less of an “impact” of the case, but the article summarizes some of the concerns insurers might have as a result of the decision.

Second, following up on the concerns raised in that article, Wegman hasn’t been cited all that often…yet. Only 2 federal district courts have cited the case as of today, and both of those found that it didn’t apply to their particular facts. We’ll continue to follow the case because that’s just the kind of folks we are.

About Brian Jones

I represent clients in all aspects of business litigation, but focus my practice on complex litigation and arbitration matters concerning insurance and reinsurance, antitrust, class actions, securities, real estate disputes, and contract matters. I am the co-chair of the Bose McKinney & Evans Insurance Group. I was listed in the 2017 and 2016 "Best Lawyers in America" for Insurance Coverage and named a "Rising Star" in Insurance Coverage by Super Lawyers in Indiana in 2014. I was also named a "Rising Star" in Business Litigation by Super Lawyers in Indiana in 2013 and 2012, and a 2010 “Rising Star” in Business Litigation in Texas. I am a member of the State Bars of Indiana and Texas, the Defense Research Institute, a former member of the Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas, and I am licensed to practice before all state courts in Indiana and Texas, as well as all federal courts in Indiana, the Northern, Western, and Southern Districts of Texas, the Northern District of Illinois, and the United States Courts of Appeals for the Fifth, Seventh, and Eleventh Circuits. I received my bachelor’s degree, cum laude, in political science and my master’s degree in teaching from Trinity University, where I was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. I received my doctor of jurisprudence degree from the University of Texas School of Law, where I was the Director of Communications for the Legal Research Board and a member of the Phi Delta Phi Honor Society. Before attending law school, I taught high school geography, government and economics in San Antonio, Texas.
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